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Articles from December 28, 2012

Alberta Update
(Edmonton-Hit-By-Train)The employer of three railway workers hit by a train in Edmonton has provided an update on their conditions.A and B Rail Services says two of the men are in stable condition with serious injuries and the third was to be released...
A List of Notable Quotes in 2012 from Canadian News Events
A list of notable quotes in 2012--A list, in chronological order, of some of the notable quotes from Canadian news events in 2012:"If the NDP actually has any information, we challenge those members to give that information to the authorities. We have...
B-C Update
(BC-Shooting-Death)Police say the latest man shot to death in Metro Vancouver was the victim of a targeted hit.Thirty-two-year-old Sam Balani was gunned down yesterday in the basement suite he'd been renting in New Westminster (in the 500 block of Colby...
B.C. Woman Given 37 Months in Jail for Crash That Killed 22-Year-Old
37-month term for fatal drunk driving crash--SURREY, B.C. - A sentence of just over three years in prison has been handed to a woman who pleaded guilty for the drunk driving crash that killed a promising 22-year-old softball player in Surrey, B.C.A provincial...
BlackBerry Maker Hopes to Turn New Leaf as It Launches Delayed Smartphones
BlackBerry maker looks for 2013 turnaround--TORONTO - After a year of persistent struggles, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion hopes to launch a comeback in 2013 as it works to convince customers its latest smartphones are a worthy alternative to the...
Business News as of 6 P.M. ET
Business News as of 6 p.m. ET--FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 6 p.m.ETBUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Business News stories from The Canadian Press as of 6 p.m. ET. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries...
Canada Facing More IIHF Discipline after 6-3 Comeback Win over Slovakia
Short-staffed Canadians down Slovaks 6-3--UFA, Russia - Canada's punishing brand of hockey is unloved by European teams and gets them into trouble with the authorities at the world junior championship.It's also a style that produced an important second...
Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 30
Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 30--Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 30:Actor Joseph Bologna is 78.Actor Russ Tamblyn is 78.Baseball Hall-of-Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax is 77.Actor Jack Riley is 77. Singer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary is 75.Director...
Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 31
Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 31--Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 31:TV producer George Schlatter is 80.Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is 75.Actor Tim Considine ("My Three Sons") is 72.Actress Sarah Miles is 71.Guitarist Andy Summers of The Police is 70.Actor...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 4
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 4--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 4:Canadian broadcaster-author Betty Kennedy is 87.Actress Barbara Rush ("Peyton Place") is 86.Football Hall-of-Fame coach Don Shula is 83.Actress Dyan Cannon is 76.Opera singer Grace Bumbry...
Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 5
Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 5--Celebrity Birthdays for Jan. 5:Canadian clarinetist-bandleader Dal Richards is 95. Canadian classical organist and music administrator Hugh McLean is 83.Actor Robert Duvall is 82.Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll...
Chief Should Give Up Fast and Meet Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Aglukkaq Says
Spence should give up fast: health minister--OTTAWA - One of the two aboriginal MPs in the Conservative cabinet has called on Chief Theresa Spence to abandon her fast aimed at securing a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.Federal Health Minister...
Curtain Rises in 2013 on Final Act in Soap Opera over New Arena for Oilers
Oilers arena soap opera to conclude in 2013--EDMONTON - It started out as a sports arena but has become Edmonton's longest running soap opera.A cost-shared deal between the hockey-mad city and the Edmonton Oilers to build a palatial downtown rink for...
Early Report Suggests Plane in Deadly Nunavut Crash Landed Hard, Overran Runway
Plane in crash landed hard, overran runway--SANIKILUAQ, Nunavut - An initial report into the deadly crash of a passenger plane in Nunavut suggests the aircraft landed hard and ended up shooting past the end of the runway by as much as 200 metres.The...
Editorial Exchange: Dalton McGuinty's Tarnished Legacy
Editorial Exchange: Dalton McGuinty's tarnished legacy--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published Dec. 28:Looking back at Ontario politics and government in 2012, you can't avoid the central question: What will be the legacy of Premier Dalton...
Editorial Exchange: EI Overhaul Contains Risky Reforms
Editorial Exchange: EI overhaul contains risky reforms--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Dec. 27:READY or not, EI reforms are "going live." In the tech business, that's what they call launching a prototype into the marketplace,...
Editorial Exchange: Fasting Solves Little
Editorial Exchange: Fasting solves little--An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Dec. 28:It would be a mistake to dismiss the aboriginal hunger strikes and demonstrations occurring now across Canada as merely the latest in a series of...
Editorial Exchange: Nothing Beats Being Prepared
Editorial Exchange: Nothing beats being prepared--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published Dec. 27:Having snow hit later in the winter is heartache for those who love outdoor winter sports. But that pattern also appears to be taking a toll on...
Editorial Exchange: Prime Minister Stephen Harper Should Meet Chief Theresa Spence
Editorial Exchange: Prime Minister Stephen Harper should meet Chief Theresa Spence--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 27:Basic human concern for a person in extreme distress would compel some leaders into action. But not Prime Minister...
Eight Canadian Chief Executives Who Lost Their Job in 2012
Eight CEOs who lost their job in 2012--TORONTO - It was a tough year for many in the corner suite as several chief executives were forced out. Here's a quick look at a few corporate chieftains who lost their job:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC): Pierre...
Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press
Canadian Press Entertainment briefs--Friday, Dec. 28Katie Holmes' Broadway play 'Dead Accounts' closesNEW YORK -- Katie Holmes' return to Broadway will be much shorter than she would have liked.The former Mrs. Cruise's play "Dead Accounts" will close...
Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Dec. 28
Entertainment News Advisory--Friday, Dec. 28, 20125 p.m.ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available....
Fading Hopes for Fiscal Cliff Deal Depress North American Stock Markets
U.S. fiscal cliff worries depress TSX--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed lower Friday amid growing skepticism about whether American lawmakers can keep the U.S. economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff.The S&P/TSX composite index...
Gabriel Dumont Dominant in Hamilton Bulldogs 6-3 Win over St. John's IceCaps
Dumont dominant in Bulldogs 6-3 win--HAMILTON - Gabriel Dumont had the Midas touch on Friday, and the Hamilton Bulldogs took full advantage of it.Dumont had five points, including a hat trick, and Morgan Ellis scored the winner as the Bulldogs defeated...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, Dec. 28
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Friday, Dec. 28, 20125 p.m.HEALTH-LIFESTYLES-TRAVEL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to...
If Only: Health Experts Reveal What They Wish We'd Resolve to Do Better in 2013
Be it resolved: Improve your health in 2013--TORONTO - 'Tis the season for resolutions. And many of us are already busy pledging that come Jan. 1 we will do more of some things, less of others, or stop doing still other things altogether.But what if...
Income Taxes Going Up for the Very Rich in Ontario and Quebec in 2013
Taxes up for the rich in Ontario and Quebec--OTTAWA - Canadians will have a little more room to contribute to their Tax Free Savings Accounts as the calendar flips over, but they'll have to wait until the federal budget to see if there will be any more...
International News Advisory as of 1 P.M., Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
International News Advisory--Friday, Dec. 28, 20121 p.m.INTERNATIONAL NEWS ADVISORYHere are the top International News stories. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as...
Last of Funerals Held for Three Teens, 20-Year-Old Killed in New Brunswick Crash
Last funeral held after Tracadie River crash--TRACADIE-SHEILA, N.B. - The last of four private funerals for the young people who died when their car slid into the Tracadie River in northern New Brunswick was held Friday.Tommy Losier's funeral took place...
'Locked out of Heaven' by Bruno Mars Tops Billboard's Hot 100
'Locked Out of Heaven' tops Billboard's Hot 100--The top 10 country and pop albums and singles according to Billboard Magazine for the week ending Jan. 5.ALBUMS1 Red _ Taylor Swift2 Troubled Man: Heavy is the Head _ T.I.3 Unorthodox Jukebox _ Bruno...
Make-Ahead Mushroom, Sausage and Spinach Strata Perfect for Brunch
Make-ahead strata an easy brunch dish--This make-ahead mushroom, sausage and spinach strata is ideal to serve for brunch to guests who are staying with you during the holidays. Or the one-dish entree, featuring cheddar, eggs and crusty sourdough, would...
Manitoba Update
(Nunavut-Plane-Crash)A health official in Nunavut says a baby who died in a plane crash was being held on his mother's lap instead of on her chest.Airlines usually instruct people with infants to hold them in what's called a burping position for take...
Most Actively Traded Companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange Markets
Most actively traded companies on the TSX--TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,316.12 down 57.64 points):Poseidon Concepts Corp. (TSX:PSN). Oilfield...
New Country and New Ice Surface Doesn't Disrupt Chemistry of Seguin, Bergeron
Chemistry still there for Seguin, Bergeron--DAVOS, Switzerland - A dramatic change of venue hasn't done anything to disrupt the chemistry between Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron.The Boston Bruins teammates have joined forces on the same line again...
Newly Acquired Toronto FC Goalie Joe Bendik Shows He Is Good with His Hands
Newly acquired TFC goalie good with his hands--TORONTO - Joe Bendik is good with his hands. Just check out his Twitter feed to see the custom "Halo" gaming table he built.How good the recently acquired Toronto FC goalkeeper is on the soccer field is...
NHL Makes Movement on Buyouts, Contract Length in New Proposal to NHLPA
NHL trying to save season with new proposal--TORONTO - The NHL is making a serious bid to save the season.With another year in jeopardy because of a labour dispute, the league softened its demands in key areas of collective bargaining with a new proposal...
OHL Roundup: A Look at Friday's Games
OHL Roundup: A look at Friday's games--Blake Clarke scored twice, including the eventual winner, as the Brampton Battalion edged the host Sarnia Sting 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.Both of Clarke's goals came late in the second period...
Online Video Plans & Items as of 2:00 P.M. December 28
Online Video Advisory--Today's videos from the Canadian Press:Filename: n_NEW-Winter-Storm20121228T1400NEWS - Montreal was blanketed with a record-setting snowfall Thursday. The city woke up to at least 45 centimetres of snow Friday morning. Companion...
Ontario News as of 3 P.M. Friday, Dec. 28
Ontario News Advisory--Friday, Dec. 28, 2012As of 3 p.m.ONTARIO NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Ontario News stories from The Canadian Press as of 3 p.m. ET. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are...
Personal Info Held by Government on Thousands of Canadians Goes Missing
Government data on thousands goes missing--OTTAWA - A federal government department says there is no evidence that missing personal information about thousands of Canadians has been used for fraudulent purposes.Human Resources and Skills Development...
Petes Score Three PP Goals En Route to Downing the Frontenacs
Peterborough defeats Kingston 5-2--KINGSTON, Ont. - The Peterborough Petes scored three times with the power play as they went on the defeat the host Kingston Frontenacs 5-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.Francis Menard, Steven Trojanovic and...
Prairie Update
(Sask-Machete-Attack)Police in Saskatoon are searching for a suspect after a taxi driver was threatened with a machete during an attempted robbery.The suspect is one of two men who attacked the 58-year-old cab driver.The driver was able to snatch the...
Prospect McDavid Gets International Stage at World Under-17 Tournament
McDavid the attraction at under-17 event--The youngster widely considered Canada's best hockey prospect since Sidney Crosby didn't get his wish to play in the world junior championship.Instead, 15-year-old Connor McDavid of the Ontario Hockey League's...
QMJHL Roundup: Ben Duffy Fuels P.E.I. Rocket Past Moncton Wildcats 4-1
QMJHL: Duffy fuels Rocket past Wildcats--Ben Duffy had a goal and an assist as the P.E.I. Rocket downed the visiting Moncton Wildcats 4-1 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play.The 20-year-old forward extended his point streak to five games...
Research in Motion Sells NewBay Cloud Services Division to Cut Costs, Boost Cash
RIM sells NewBay cloud services division--TORONTO - Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) has sold its NewBay services subsidiary for US$55.5 million, hardly a year after the BlackBerry-maker bought the cloud services company, as the company makes changes...
Saskatchewan Update
(Sask-Aboriginal-Protests)A group of women in Regina have started a four-day fast in support of an Ontario chief who has been on a hunger strike for more than two weeks.Shawna Oochoo says she considers it an honour to stand in solidarity with Chief Theresa...
Shades of 'Shades': Several Authors to Continue Erotic Fiction Trend in 2013
Will 'Fifty Shades' trend continue in 2013?--TORONTO - From reports of a "Fifty Shades" baby boom and "Fifty Shades" baby clothes, to a "Fifty Shades" stage spoof and even a "Fifty Shades of Chicken" cookbook, E. L. James's erotic novel phenomenon certainly...
Soccer Women Cap Thrilling Season with the Canadian Press Team of the Year Award
Women's soccer team captures Team of the Year--TORONTO - The players on the Canadian women's soccer team set a lofty goal this season, but it was about much more than winning an Olympic medal.They wanted to inspire a generation of young women coming...
Ten-Year-Old Autistic Ballerina Who Charmed the World Inspires Others
Autistic girl's ballet inspires others--Clara Bergs may have difficulty with her words and face learning challenges at school, but when she puts on her tutu and twirls around the room, she charms the world.The 10-year-old who has autism and a genetic...
Today in History - Jan. 10
Today in History - Jan. 10--Today in History for Jan. 10:On this date:In A.D. 236, Fabian was elected pope of the early Christian Church. He served until 250, when he became the first martyr under Decius, the emperor who initiated the Roman Empire-wide...
Today in History - Jan. 11
Today in History - Jan. 11--Today in History for Jan. 11:On this date:In 1569, England's first state lottery was held to raise money for the construction of harbours.In 1693, an earthquake at Catania, Italy, killed 60,000.In 1759, America's first life...
Today in History - Jan. 12
Today in History - Jan. 12--Today in History for Jan. 12:On this date:In 1519, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died.In 1598, the Marquis de La Roche was awarded a fur trading monopoly in the New World by the King of France.In 1700, Marguerite Bourgeoys,...
Today in History - Jan. 6
Today in History - Jan. 6--Today in History for Jan. 6:On this date:In A.D. 548, the Jerusalem church observed Christmas on this date for the last time as the Western church moved to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25. In 1412, St. Joan...
Today in History - Jan. 7
Today in History - Jan. 7--Today in History for Jan. 7:On this date:In 1450, in Scotland, the University of Glasgow was founded.In 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo discovered the four satellites of Jupiter and named them Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.In...
Today in History - Jan. 8
Today in History - Jan. 8--Today in History for Jan. 8:On this date:In 1324, explorer Marco Polo died at 70.In 1438, the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches met at the Council of Ferrara-Florence in an effort to form an alliance that would save Constantinople...
Today in History - Jan. 9
Today in History - Jan. 9--Today in History for Jan. 9:On this date:In 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.In 1793, Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew between Philadelphia and Woodbury,...
Today in Music History - Jan. 10
Today in Music History - Jan. 10--Today in Music History for Jan. 10:In 1917, legendary record producer Jerry Wexler was born in The Bronx, New York. He helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other...
Today in Music History - Jan. 11
Today in Music History - Jan. 11--Today in Music History for Jan. 11:In 1848, Edward Fisher, founder of the Toronto Conservatory of Music, was born in Jamaica, Vt. He directed the conservatory from its opening in 1887 until his death in 1913. In 1947,...
Today in Music History - Jan. 12
Today in Music History - Jan. 12--Today in Music History for Jan. 12:In 1905, cowboy singer Tex Ritter was born in Texas. Most people remember him singing the title song for the Academy Award-winning film "High Noon" in 1952. He also made a number of...
Today in Music History - Jan. 6
Today in Music History - Jan. 6--Today in Music History for Jan. 6:In 1924, bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs was born in Shelby, N.C. He helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe in the 1940s, and with guitarist Lester Flatt...
Today in Music History - Jan. 7
Today in Music History - Jan. 7--Today in Music History for Jan. 7:In 1868, the most ambitious musical composition inspired by Confederation, "Cantate: la Confederation" by Jean-Baptiste Labelle, was performed at the city hall in Montreal. The work was...
Today in Music History - Jan. 8
Today in Music History - Jan. 8--Today in Music History for Jan. 8:In 1921, Canadian soprano Beatrice LaPalme, one of the most sought-after artists of her generation, died in Montreal at the age of 42.In 1923, Canadian soprano Sarah Fischer sang the...
Today in Music History - Jan. 9
Today in Music History - Jan. 9--Today in Music History for Jan. 9:In 1939, producer Alfred Lion recorded boogie-woogie pianists Meade Lux Lewis and Albert Ammons at a session in New York. Lion pressed only a few copies for his friends, but demand for...
Top B.C. News as of 4:30 P.M
Top B.C. News--Friday, Dec. 28B.C. NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as 4:30 p.m. All time local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.Contact...
Top News Advisory as of 9 P.M., Friday Dec. 28, 2012
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORY9 p.m.Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Contact...
Top Sports Advisory at 9 P.M. ET Friday, Dec. 28
Top Sports Advisory at 9 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 28--Here are the top Sports stories from The Canadian Press as of 9 p.m. All times are Eastern. Advisories will move at approximately 10:15 a.m., 4 p.m., and 9 p.m. ET weekdays and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET...
WHL Roundup: Bolton Pouliot Makes 53 Saves in Rebels 5-3 Win over Oil Kings
WHL: Pouliot makes 53 saves in Rebels win--Bolton Pouliot made a season-high 53 saves as the Red Deer Rebels defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-3 Thursday night in Western Hockey League action.Pouliot kept the Oil Kings at bay in the third period, turning...
Winter Storm That Battered Eastern Canada Moves into Newfoundland
Winter storm dumps snow in Newfoundland--HALIFAX - A winter storm that blasted much of Eastern Canada moved into Newfoundland on Friday.Environment Canada said the northeast coast and central parts of the island would see the highest accumulation of...
Work Fighting Child Porn Rewarding, Horrifying
Fighting child porn rewarding, horrifying--SURREY, B.C. - To a young teenager's eyes, the invitation from an online male suitor seems relatively harmless at first: perhaps you'd like to cuddle, talk, play games?Five minutes into the chat, the 27-year-old...
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